RECYCLE means to process old, used items in order that the material can be used to make new products. Examples of things that are often recycled are glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, newspaper, aluminum cans and mixed papers.

REDUCE refers to lessening the amount of items or resources that are consumed, using only the amount that is needed, and looking for alternatives that will lessen our use.

REUSE means extending the "life" or reusing an item rather than discarding or throwing away.

Hours for Recycling Center

  • Monday - Friday 7:00am to 3:00pm
  • Saturday 9:00am to 1:00pm

No garbage or household waste may be left at the recycling center.

Recycling Center

The Borough maintains a recycling center in the Public Works Yard at 629 Union Lane, next to the Elementary School and across from the Curtis House.

Containers are provided for deposit of the following recyclables: commingled bottles and cans; newspapers; mixed paper and magazines; corrugated cardboard; rechargeable & button batteries: fluorescent light bulbs; printer and toner cartridges: scrap metal. Enclosed containers are provided for used clothing.

Recyclables must be emptied from plastic bags.

Do not bring trash to the recycling center. The Borough pays for backyard pickup at your home. 

Curbside Recycling Schedule

  • Bottles and Cans - 1st & 3rd Thursdays
  • Newspapers - 2nd & 4th Thursdays
  • No collection on 5th Thursdays

Recyclables will be picked up rain or shine except in case of severe weather. Recyclables may be brought to the yard any time during posted hours.


Recycling is mandatory in the Borough of Brielle. The following items may not be placed in the trash but must be kept separate for the purpose of recycling or otherwise proper disposal.

  • Newspapers
  • Glass Bottles and Jars
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Steel / Tin Cans
  • Plastic Bottles
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Mixed Paper (Office paper and junk mail)
  • Magazines
  • Batteries (Car)
  • Motor Oil
  • Computers / Electronics / Televisions
  • All Metal


Bottles and cans, including plastic bottles, may be placed in the same container; in other words, commingled.


The Borough provides curbside collection for all paper, bottles and cans. All items listed above are also accepted at the recycling center.


Bottles and cans are collected throughout the Borough on the first and third Thursdays. Newspapers and mixed paper are collected throughout the Borough on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month. There is no recycling collection on the fifth Thursday of any month.

What and How to Recycle

Newspaper - Clean, dry newspaper only. Include no other paper except the inserts which come with the newspaper. Bundle and tie with cord. Do not place in bags of any kind. Keep newspapers dry. Curbside collection.

Glass - Bottles and jars only. No window glass, drinking glasses, light bulbs, baking dishes, opaque glass and especially no ceramics. Commingle with cans. Curbside collection.

Aluminum and Steel Cans - Food and beverage cans only. No aerosol, paint or oil cans. Rinse cans. Commingle with glass. Curbside collection.

Plastics - Plastic bottles only. Include only bottles with #1 or #2 imprinted on the bottom. Rinse well, discard caps. Flatten bottles if possible. No Styrofoam. Commingle with bottles and cans. Curbside collection.

Corrugated Cardboard - Corrugated cardboard only. No chip board (gift boxes, food packaging, shirt cardboards, etc.). Please empty contents. Paper packaging may be recycled with mixed paper.  

Brown Grocery Bags - Kraft paper only (same paper as corrugated cardboard). Recycle with corrugated boxes.

Magazines - Includes magazines, catalogs, and high gloss circulars; collected with mixed paper.

Mixed Paper - Includes stationery, computer paper, copy paper, tab cards, manila folders, envelopes, school papers, colored paper, all your junk mail and chipboard (food packaging (example: cereal boxes) gift boxes and shirt cardboard). No newspaper, carbon paper or plastic.

Batteries - Automobile batteries accepted at Borough Yard. 

Used Motor Oil - Do not mix with other liquids. Place in container with secure lid. Leave next to Borough tank or with attendant. Do not pour into tank. Oil filters are accepted also. Drop-off only.

The Borough cannot accept paint or gasoline. Oil-based paint should be taken to the county's household hazardous waste facility. Gasoline is flammable and must go to the county facility.

Tires - Tires off the rim may be disposed free of charge at the Monmouth County Recycling Center, Construction Entrance, Gate C, Shafto Road, Tinton Falls Thursday and Friday, 7:30am to 3:00pm, Saturday, 7:30am to 2:00pm.

Scrap Metal - All metals: appliances, tools, bicycles, household batteries, pipes, pots and pans, silverware, etc. Metals items too large or heavy to bring to the Borough yard can be picked up by public works. Please call (732) 528-6600 ext. 5100.

Electronics -

  • Telephones
  • Computer Cases, CPUs
  • Cameras
  • Keyboards, Mice
  • Radio
  • Monitors, Scanners
  • Stereos and Speakers
  • Printers, Cables
  • VCR & DVD Players
  • Laptops, Peripherals
  • Desktop Copiers
  • Television Sets